The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



This week I paid a quick visit to the UK after an absence of nearly 2 years. On route, I dropped into Oxford to visit my previous hospital Oxford Eye Hospital(OEH). The original OEH had unfortunately closed down. The new OEH is now relocated to the new John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington which is about 5 miles from the Oxford city as compared to the original site which is a few minutes walk to the town. The new centre is better equipped and more modern but one still missed the charm of the old one surrounded by pubs, eating places and second hand book stores which the ophthalmologists can pay a quick visit while waiting for the patients' eyes to dilate.

On the way to the Oxford Eye Hospital.


The old Radcliffe Infirmary was locked for renovation.


The main entrance taken through the gate. I used to live on the third floor.


The Royal Oak pub just across the road where the on-call ophthalmologist liked

to hang out.


Another favorite pub for junior ophthalmologists after Monday afternoon teaching.


Eagle and child. Another pub not far from the old OEH.


Favorite places for lunch. 10 pounds for a three-course meal.

In memory, Prof Bron was the only consultant ever paid for the juniors.


Oxfam my favorite hand-out for buying interesting second hand books.

Bought 5 this time.



The new Oxford Eye Hospital in John Radcliffe. Modern, well-equipped building

indistinguishable from other modern eye departments in the UK.


Another view of the new centre.


The same secretaries. The shy Jennifer covered her face.


Advisory service for the patients.


Ocular imaging room and the shy Jo.


Lunch break. No many patients. A good time for previous registrar to visit to avoid

bumping into consultants one dislikes.


A friendly meeting with old friends.


A corner of Oxford.


Coffee in Blackwell Bookshop.


Square outside the Blackwell Bookshop.


Fortunately, some of the places still remain for shopping before flying home.


Hope and glory in Trafalgar Square, London.


A quiet moment for reflection in Charing Cross Road.


The little bookshop at the corner of the street.


A confused tramp running away from the emergency causing a mini traffic chaos.

A scene in Marylebone Street.


While the puzzled doctor looked on........


Far from the maddening crowd. Kew Garden.


High tea.











A figure of serenity. The British Museum.


Life may be brief, the body remains for 5000 years.


Ulysses blinding the Cyclop.



Meeting some celebrities in Hyde Park. 17/08/2008


Art for all tastes..............


...and ages.


Pictures that make one home sick.


I may not agree with you but you have every right to speak your mind.

Speaker Corner.


British humour in the Sunday Times.


Don't miss the Great Summer Sale.